Oxford Handbook of Midwifery 3e

Author: Janet Medforth,Linda Ball,Angela Walker,Sue Battersby,Sarah Stables

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191070807

Category: Medical

Page: 888

View: 7254

Now in its third edition the Oxford Handbook of Midwifery continues to be the essential one-stop guide to the key principles of the care and management of pregnancy, birth and beyond. Concise yet comprehensive, with its recognisable and easy-to-use Oxford Handbook format, midwives will find this a treasure trove of clear, practical guidance. Whether you are a student needing a helping hand through the subject, or an experienced practitioner needing to refresh your knowledge in an emergency, you can be sure that this handbook will be there for you. Written by experienced midwives, and following the latest guidelines and key care protocols, this is handbook is up-to-date and authoritative, with sections on sexual health, contraception, neonatal care and infant feeding. Each chapter includes assessment, diagnosis and management of care with treatment interventions. Now including new information on initiation of breast feeding with biological nurturing as well as a highlighted section on how to manage obstetric emergencies. Important psychosocial care issues are also addressed. This edition provides concise, practical and accessible information in a logical sequence, as the layout follows the woman's journey through pregnancy, birth and early motherhood.

Oxford Handbook of Midwifery

Author: Janet Medforth,Sue Battersby,Maggie Evans,Beverley Marsh,Angela Walker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199584672

Category: Medical

Page: 739

View: 4561

Now fully revised and updated, with the most up-to-date guidelines, references and resources, this new edition of the bestselling Oxford Handbook of Midwifery provides a concise and logical approach to midwifery practice in all its varied settings. With practical and expert advice, this handbook is the definitive guide on all aspects of midwifery practice. The handbook gives a complete picture from pre-conceptual advice to the final postnatal examination of mother and baby. The fundamentals of midwifery are divided into seven main sections, covering antenatal care; normal labour and birth; complicated labour and birth; postnatal care; family planning; care of the newborn; and infant feeding. The handbook also gives information rarely covered in standard midwifery texts, including sexual health, complementary therapies, common blood values, investigations, and midwifery emergencies. Key interventions are laid out as algorithms to aid quick assimilation of the crucial facts. With a wealth of references, recommendations, and guidance from the authors' many years of experience this handbook will help practitioners and students achieve the best possible results for their patients. Presented in concise and easily readable style, the book is clearly laid out with clear headings, and key facts in bullet points. Pocket-sized, with sturdy plastic covers, the Oxford Handbook of Midwifery is a unique and invaluable companion for students, practising midwives, educators, and anyone who needs to understand the challenging and rewarding work of midwifery. understand the challenging and rewarding work of midwifery.

Oxford Handbook of Midwifery

Author: Janet Medforth,Sue Battersby,Maggie Evans,Beverley Marsh,Angela Walker

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191653268

Category: Medical

Page: 768

View: 1166

Fully revised and updated to include the most up-to-date guidelines, references and resources, this new edition of the bestselling Oxford Handbook of Midwifery provides a concise and logical approach to midwifery practice in all its varied care settings. Giving a complete picture of the role of the midwife, the handbook reflects the mother's journey through conception, pregnancy and birth to the final postnatal examination of mother and baby. This new edition includes recent advances in midwifery practice including developments in antenatal care, labour, postnatal care and infant feeding. The content is systematically structured to enable quick navigation and ensure the relevant information is at your fingertips whenever you need it. The handbook covers the vast majority of situations encountered in the many broad and varied settings of midwifery practice, from the normal, low-risk care of the mother and neonate, through to the more complex areas of working alongside obstetric or paediatric colleagues in high-risk pregnancy and birth situations. It provides all the information you will need to assist you when participating in complex care with confidence. With a wealth of references, recommendations, and guidance from the authors' many years of experience this handbook will help you achieve the best possible results for your patients. The fundamentals of midwifery are divided into seven main sections, covering antenatal care; normal labour and birth; complicated labour and birth; postnatal care; family planning; care of the newborn; and infant feeding. It also gives information rarely covered in standard midwifery texts, including sexual health, complementary therapies, common blood values, investigations, and midwifery emergencies. Key interventions are laid out as algorithms to aid quick assimilation of the crucial facts. Written by practising midwives, and checked by subject experts, you can trust this handbook to have the latest and best information you need. Presented in concise and easily readable style, the book is laid out with clear headings, and key facts listed in bullet points. Pocket-sized, with sturdy plastic covers, the Oxford Handbook of Midwifery is a unique and invaluable companion for students, practising midwives, educators, and anyone who needs to understand the challenging and rewarding work of midwifery.

Oxford Handbook of Adult Nursing

Author: George Castledine,Ann Close

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks in Nursing

ISBN: 0199231354

Category: Medical

Page: 1252

View: 5266

This work gives expert and practical advice on all aspects of the nurse's role. It provides a complete picture of the care of adults with chronic and acute illness, and covers the role of the nurse as manager and co-ordinator of care. It is written by practising nurses and is an invaluable companion.

Nurse-Midwifery Handbook

A Practical Guide to Prenatal and Postpartum Care

Author: Linda Wheeler

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781729291

Category: Medical

Page: 443

View: 427

This practical handbook of prenatal and postpartum care is written for nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, graduate students, and practicing OB/GYN nurses. It includes coverage of history taking, physical exam, laboratory tests, health education, initial and return prenatal visits, postpartum period, and family planning. Focus is placed on physical and psychosocial well-being and health promotion. Special features include: Healthy Pregnancy Questions for differentiating between common discomforts and potential complications; Key Moments tables that summarize essential information for key gestational ages; and History Taking forms. Numerous appendices permit easy and quick reference. A must have reference for nurse practitioners and nurse-midwives.

Oxford Handbook of Anaesthesia

Author: Keith Allman,Iain Wilson,Aidan O'Donnell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191059366

Category: Medical

Page: 1280

View: 2776

Now on its fourth edition, the Oxford Handbook of Anaesthesia provides authoritative, concise guidance on all aspects of anaesthesia. Evidence-based, up-to-date, and clinically-focused, it is indispensable for both anaesthetic trainees and experienced practitioners. Building on the award-winning success of previous editions, the Oxford Handbook of Anaesthesia is as relevant and important as ever. Fully revised to follow the latest guidelines, drugs, and procedures, this book ensures readers have the most up-to-date knowledge easily to hand. Now including brand new content on obesity surgery, colloids vs crystalloids, enhanced recovery and intraoperative fluid management, new anticoagulants, BIS updates, pulse contour analysis, and much more. Whether you are studying, just starting out in practice, or an experienced practitioner in need of a revision tool, this handbook is your essential companion.

Oxford Handbook of Paediatrics

Author: Robert C. Tasker,Robert J. McClure,Carlo L. Acerini

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191015881

Category: Medical

Page: 1120

View: 1817

Now fully revised and updated with the latest guidelines, this new edition of the Oxford Handbook of Paediatrics is a compact guide to all aspects of acute and chronic paediatrics. The handbook's team of specialist contributors and editors have successfully condensed many years of clinical experience into a pocket-sized compendium of clinical problems and treatment options. Taking a child-centred approach to the subject, the authors have provided comprehensive coverage of areas such as neonatology, surgery, genetics and congenital malformations, and child protection in a user-friendly and succinct style. Sections are also devoted to covering the treatment of children in the community, and the psychological effects of illness on both the child and their family. All chapters have been updated for this new edition, with completely overhauled chapters on neurology and respiratory medicine, the latest management guidelines on inherited metabolic disease, further information on medical and research ethics, and enhanced usage of diagnostic and treatment algorithms. With practical advice and space for personalized notes, this handbook will be invaluable to all those involved in the care of the younger patient.

Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Nursing

Author: Terry Robinson,Jane E. Scullion

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199226237

Category: Medical

Page: 654

View: 9362

The Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Nursing offers the reader a systematic account of the main respiratory diseases found in adults, and covers assessment, diagnosis, and nursing management of these diseases. It also covers pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies, and discusses the role of the multidisciplinary respiratory team. The book highlights the multiple needs of respiratory patients and addresses not only the physical needs but also covers thepsychosocial needs, including their palliative and end of life issues.The book includes many illustrations and diagrams to guide the reader. It also contains references to national and international disease specific guidelines and patient and health professional charities andhelp lines.The book is clearly laid out, and written in easily readable note-based style. Blank pages are included for the reader, so that individual notes, observations, and local protocols can be included, thereby individualizing the handbook. All this is available in a handy, pocket-sized book with hard-wearing plastic covers. Written by practising nurses and subject experts, the Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Nursing is a unique and invaluablecompanion for novice and experienced practitioners, and for all health care professionals who are involved in the care of respiratory patients in all settings.

The Handbook of Midwifery Research

Author: Mary Steen,Taniya Roberts

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118276221

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 1812

Research is a fundamental part of midwifery practice. However, not everyone finds it easy to understand the basic principles, and particularly the language of research. This accessible handbook enables midwives and student midwives to firstly understand how to search and make sense of research evidence, how to write a research proposal and finally how to undertake a research study. The Handbook of Midwifery Research specifically focuses on the needs of midwives and students and helps increase the knowledge and understanding of midwifery research, enabling the reader to undertake research with confidence. With case studies, learning objectives and clear examples throughout, this is an essential purchase for any midwife or student wanting to understand or undertake research. This handbook includes useful tools and techniques to assist midwives and students to keep themselves up-to-date with the best available evidence, enabling them to apply this evidence to their own clinical practice. An essential resource for midwifery students as well as qualified midwives Clear, straightforward, and accessible in style Provides midwives and students with the skills to undertake research with confidence Provides examples throughout to apply research to midwifery practice Includes a glossary of research terms

Oxford Handbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes

Author: John Wass,Katharine Owen

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019103942X

Category: Medical

Page: 928

View: 5779

The indispensable guide to all aspects of clinical care, the Oxford Handbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes has been fully revised for its third edition. Concise, practical, and packed with vital information and invaluable hands-on advice, this is the must have resource for all those managing patients with endocrine and diabetic disorders. This unique pocket guide has been updated with new dedicated chapters on endocrine surgery, endocrinology and ageing, and obesity, as well as new topics, including intrinsic imperfections of endocrine replacement therapy, transition to adult care, and survivors of childhood cancer. Written in conjunction with the Oxford Textbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes, it covers clinical investigation and management of both common and rare conditions. Following the latest protocols and clinical guidelines it ensures readers are up-to-date with the latest clinical care and practice. Clear, concise, and easy-to-use, this handbook will ensure readers have all the information they need at their fingertips.

Oxford Handbook of Urology

Author: John Reynard,Simon Brewster,Suzanne Biers

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019101592X

Category: Medical

Page: 864

View: 9614

Urology continues to be one of the most rapidly advancing specialities. Approximately 20% of all surgical operations and a similar percentage of surgical emergencies are urological in nature. However, often doctors have very limited experience of the many common and varied conditions encountered in this important surgical specialty. For the doctor or nurse expected to provide the initial assessment and management of a condition with which he or she has had very limited experience, this handbook provides an invaluable source of information and advice. Covering a wide spectrum of diseases and their treatment in the field of urology and surgical aspects of kidney, bladder, prostate and scrotal disorders, this handbook aims to give a brief overview of many different urological subjects including urological emergencies, cancers, infections, children's disorders and kidney stone disease. It is designed so that it can be quickly and efficiently accessed by a range of professionals involved in patient care, including medical students, nurses, surgical and urology doctors and general practitioners. Thoroughly revised for the third edition, the Oxford Handbook of Urology covers all recent guidelines and criteria including the significant advances in medical and surgical options that are now available to patients; key papers and national recommendations in the field of neurourology; expanded information on medical therapy of bladder overactivity and additional information on subjects including urethral diverticulum, pelvic organ prolapse, dialysis and renal transplantation, antenatal hydronephrosis, megaureters, and incontinence in children. An invaluable tool relevant not only to specialist trainees and specialist registrars on urology and surgical rotations, but also to general practitioners, emergency staff and the growing number of urological specialist nurses.

Oxford Handbook of Critical Care

Author: Mervyn Singer,Andrew Webb

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191018236

Category: Medical

Page: 704

View: 7914

The fully revised, third edition of this bestselling Handbook describes best practice of critical care in a succinct, concise and clinically-orientated way. Covering the principles of general management, it includes therapeutic and monitoring devices, specific disorders of organ systems, as well as detailed information on drugs and fluids. New material has been added on key areas such as airway maintenance, dressing techniques, infection control, echocardiography, tissue perfusion monitoring, coma and more. With up-to-date references and invaluable clinical advice, there is also plenty of space to add notes or amend sections to suit local protocols. Patient-centred and practical, it will serve the consultant, trainee, nurse or other allied health professionals as both a reference and aide memoir. This is the indispensable Oxford Handbook for all those working within critical care.

Oxford Handbook of Geriatric Medicine 3e

Author: Lesley K. Bowker,James D. Price,Sarah C. Smith,Kunal S. Shah

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198738382

Category: Medical

Page: 752

View: 7303

This new edition of the Oxford Handbook in Geriatric Medicine has been expanded and updated to reflect the substantial changes in clinical practice since the previous edition, including the Francis report and the impact on care for the older patient, the National Dementia Strategy and screening, and the evolution of the role of Geriatricians in other specialities. It includes new material on risk scoring management of TIA, and a new chapter on the older surgical patient. With an ageing population, geriatric medicine is increasingly central to emergency and internal medicine in hospital settings and in general practice. Diseases are more common in the older person, and can be particularly difficult to assess and to treat effectively in a field that has limited evidence, yet makes up a substantial proportion of the work of most clinicians. Using clinical vignettes and how-to boxes to provide practical advice on common problems, this is a practical, accessible, and essential handbook for all medical staff who manage older patients.

Clinical skills ;Investigations and their interpretation ;Ocular trauma ;Lids ;Lacrimal ;Conjunctiva ;Cornea ;Sclera ;Lens ;Glaucoma ;Uveitis ;Vitreoretinal ;Medical retina ;Orbit ;Intraocular tumours ;Neuro-ophthalmology ;Strabismus ;Paediatric ophthalmology ;Refractive ophthalmology ;Aids to diagnosis ;Vision in context ;Ophthalmic surgery: anaesthetics and perioperative care ;Ophthlmic surgery - theatre notes ;Laser ;Therapeutics ;Evidence-based ophthalmology ;Resources

Author: Alastair Denniston,Philip I. Murray

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199679983

Category: Medical

Page: 1069

View: 2767

This handbook offers a systematic summary of ophthalmic disease directed towards diagnosis, interim assessment and ongoing management. The third edition is an invaluable companion to the practice of ophthalmology, providing rapid access to the information when it is needed, whether in the clinic, theatre or on the ward.

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Haematology

Author: Drew Provan,Trevor Baglin,Inderjeet Dokal,Johannes de Vos

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199683301

Category: Medical

Page: 864

View: 5435

The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Haematology provides core and concise information on the entire spectrum of blood disorders affecting both adults and children. Updated for its fourth edition, it includes all major advances in the specialty, including malignant haematology, haemato-oncology,coagulation, transfusion medicine, and red cell disorders, with a brand new chapter on rare diseases. Practically focused, and specifically designed for ease-of-use, and rapid access to the information you need, this handbook is an indispensable resource on all aspects of haematology for all traineedoctors, nurses, technicians, and research professionals.The handbook is divided into clinical approach and disease-specific areas. The clinical approach section outlines various symptoms and signs in patients with blood disease to enable the reader to formulate a sensible differential diagnosis beofre embarking on investigation and treatment. Thedisease-specific section is written by four authors whose expertise covers the whole breadth of diseases included in the book. All authors have contributed to national guidelines (e.g. British Committee for Standards in Haematology, BCSH) and are experts in the evidence base that exists for eachtopic. The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Haematology offers a concise and logical approach to caring for patients with diseases of the blood.

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Pharmacy

Author: Philip Wiffen,Marc Mitchell,Melanie Snelling,Nicola Stoner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191054704

Category: Medical

Page: 752

View: 8890

Complementing the guidelines in the British National Formulary, the third edition of the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Pharmacy remains the indispensable guide to clinical pharmacy, providing all the information needed for practising and student pharmacists. It presents handy practical guidance in a quick-reference, bullet-point format to give the reader the knowledge and confidence needed to provide a clinical pharmacy service. Including key information on controlled drugs, adverse drug reactions, interactions, communication skills, and confidentiality, this extensively revised addition to the bestselling Oxford Handbook series is the fundamental pharmacy reference tool. It features chapters on adherence, anaphylaxis, clinical trials, herbal medicines, palliative care, patient management, pharmaceutical calculations, research, policy, and therapy related issues. Thoroughly revised and updated, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Pharmacy includes brand new topics, including content on health coaching, residency and on-call, HIV and TB and mental health.

Oxford Handbook of Surgical Nursing

Author: Divisional Director of Nursing (Surgery) Visiting Professor of Nursing Mark Radford,Senior Lecturer & Head of Department Adult & Critical Care Nursing Maria Kisiel,Alison Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199642664

Category:

Page: 752

View: 2268

Concise, practical, and packed full of clinical information, the Oxford Handbook of Surgical Nursing is the essential resource for all those working in nursing practice surgery and its sub-specialties. Easily-accessible, this handbook provides all of the information and practical advice needed to care effectively and professionally for surgical patients This handbook provides a thorough introduction to the principles and practice of the care of patients undergoing the range of surgical procedures. It covers all of the core elements of surgical care from point of diagnosis, through to discharge and rehabilitation. The Oxford Handbook of Surgical Nursing provides clinical knowledge and skills for managing complex cases in the hospital or clinic. This guide will assist the reader in understanding the core role of the surgical nurse within the modern surgical team, to plan, implement and evaluate patient care delivery, and to manage complications arising from surgery. Evidence-based, and following the latest national guidelines, you can be sure this will be an indispensable companion, for all nurses, whether new to the specialty, or more experienced in surgical care.

Oxford Handbook of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing

Author: Rebecca Jester,Julie Santy,Jean Rogers

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199569800

Category: Medical

Page: 458

View: 5940

Providing nursing students with a clear overview of the field and busy practitioners with the information they need to deliver care, the Oxford Handbook of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing is an easily accessible, practical, and comprehensive guide to all aspects of practice. Orthopaedics and trauma is a major sector of acute hospital and community care, and one in which nurses and AHPs play a pivotal role, covering the continuum from birth to death and managing everything from emergency care to rehabilitation and discharge. The Oxford Handbook of Orthopaedics and Trauma Nursing is the ideal companion for these practitioners, presenting the spectrum of care and treatment across trauma and orthopaedics and providing an evidence-based synopsis of contemporary care and treatment as well as an applied assessment framework for those wishing to advance their practice. Clearly laid-out, well-illustrated and written in readable, note-based style, the Oxford Handbook of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing brings together the authors' many years of collective experience in one easy-to-use format the student and practitioner won't want to be without.

Theory for Midwifery Practice

Author: Rosamund Bryar,Marlene Sinclair

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230344380

Category: Medical

Page: 344

View: 9743

This new edition of a highly regarded classic midwifery text encourages critical thinking about the art and science of midwifery. Promoting the idea that thinking directly affects practice, it offers a clear explanation of the concepts, theories and models that shape effective evidence-informed care for women. A host of expert contributors join best-selling author Rosamund Bryar in this extensively updated and reworked edited collection, which: captures the expansion of midwifery research that has tested and developed the field's traditional theory base highlights the value of theory from other disciplines - from psychology to ergonomic design incorporates the professional experience of theorists from across the world. With engaging end-of-chapter activities, this insightful book challenges you to reconsider the knowledge at the heart of your own midwifery practice. It is the essential text on midwifery's growing theoretical framework for students and practitioners alike.

Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry

Author: David Semple,Roger Smyth

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191015903

Category: Medical

Page: 1088

View: 2699

Fully revised and updated for the new edition, the Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry provides the most up-to-date information clinically relevant to the doctor on the ground. Using a presentation-based format it provides detailed advice on clinical decision making after diagnosis. This handbook is an indispensable companion for any professional working in psychiatric medicine. Covering all major psychiatric conditions and sub-specialties, this handbook provides practical and comprehensive guidelines and in-depth coverage of psychiatric assessment, psychopathology, evidence-based practice, therapeutic issues, and transcultural psychiatry. It is indexed alphabetically by ICD-10 / DSM-IV classification codes and acute presentations for quick access. It reflects the recent major changes to psychiatric training and examination as well as the latest drug information. Reviewed by experienced clinicians, and revised by Specialist Trainees, this handbook not only gives expert advice for psychiatry professionals, but is also directly relevant to trainees in psychiatry. For the third edition, new information includes guidance on Adult ADHD, information on new drugs of abuse (e,g, GBL, GHB, mephodrone), and clinical decision-making in the prison setting. With such broad coverage and depth of guidance, this is the must-have pocket guide for all professionals and trainees working in psychiatry.